About Me

Shawn Vela is a Film Producer, Director, Documentarian, and Video Development Specialist. He is the Founder of Vela Visuals, a company that helps businesses clarify and share their message through video storytelling. Shawn has produced video materials for brands such as Legoland Florida Resorts, New Balance, Draft Kings, Invisalign, SAP, Hillsong, University of Central Florida, and many more.

Shawn has worked with broadcasters such as BT Sport, FOX, as well as countless independent production companies. He has directed, filmed, and edited more than 50 branded documentaries for web and traditional broadcast (receiving 24 regional Emmy® nominations and 13 wins) including:

Alive: Taking A Stand For Christ (Emmy - Religion Program - Suncoast)
Remembering The Fallen (2 Emmys - Religion Program & Cinematography - Suncoast)
Pulse One Year Later (Emmy - Religion Program - Suncoast)
Restoration (Emmy - Cinematography - Suncoast)
DownRange (2 Emmys - Human Interest & Cinematography - Suncoast)
Success In Your City Trailer (Emmy - Commercial _ Cinematography - Suncoast)
A New Leash On Life: The K9’s For Warriors Story (Emmy - Documentary - Suncoast )
Rudy Ruttenger: The Walk On (Emmy - Documentary - Suncoast)
Sea Aire Motel (Emmy - Religion Program - Suncoast)
Against All Odds: The Shea Hillenbrand Story (Emmy - Religion Program - Suncoast)
A Mother’s Love (Emmy - Religion Program - Suncoast)

I have been in the industry since 2008.

Shawn Vela, Director/DP_Vela Visuals
Added on 8/27/2018

Vela Visuals is a full service video production agency with an emphasis on creating lifestyle, commercial, and documentary films. We were founded and operate in Florida, although we produce and…

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Cinematographer – A New Leash On Life: The K9s For Warriors Story

Feature – DNA Films

Cinematographer – Rudy Ruettiger: The Walk On

Feature – DNA Films

Cinematographer – The Soul of Success: The Jack Canfield Story

Feature – DNA Films

Cinematographer – Visioneer: The Peter Diamandis Story

Feature – DNA Films

Director | Cinematographer | Editor – Alive: Taking A Stand For Christ

Other – First Baptist Orlando

Camera Operator – Kaka Feature

Corporate – BT Sport

Director | Cinematographer | Editor – TFA App

Commercial – The First Academy

Camera Operator – Nesta Feature

Corporate – BT Sport

Director | Cinematographer | Editor – Senior Thesis Project

Corporate – The First Academy

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